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Lovely flat pathed walks around the edge of a large lake. No swimming allowed, saw some huge fish... read more

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Just to confirm, following a drive by, that the car parks at both Sheer water and Heavens Gate, the... read more

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Reviewed 10 January 2021

A beautiful, well managed lake with a tearoom which serves fairly priced well made food but if it is busy don’t try to park on the road!

The amount of people ignoring the signs to not park is infuriating as it often creates a huge road hazard with cars unable to pass and dogs and children on the road.

If you visit and the car park is full try Heaven’s Gate or Cley Hill or Cannimore Woods or any one of the huge number of local beauty spots and don’t risk an accident or a ticket please.

Date of experience: November 2020
Thank Catspotsspots
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Reviewed 29 December 2020

Is never anywhere to park .worse now not aloud to park in shearwater. Was very busy same as heavens gate .

Date of experience: December 2020
Thank D8835FBlewisc
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Reviewed 13 December 2020

DO NOT PARK YOUR CAR ON THE ROAD. you will get a parking ticket. The car park is always full on a nice day and everyone parks on the road, unaware that this is a clearway and therefore parking prohibited. Wiltshire council are very underhand, the signs are not prominent and there is no warning or signage to say No Parking on the road. It is regularly patrolled and the parking wardens have a field day, booking dozens of cars every time.
A lovely income for the council.
Park elsewhere and enjoy the walk and well earned refreshments at the little café here.

Date of experience: December 2020
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Reviewed 26 September 2020

Came across this by chance on a walk from our holiday cottage - great walk round the lake - really worth a visit

Date of experience: August 2020
Thank Q562AZkarenh
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Reviewed 15 August 2020

Drove to lake to friends from Somerset whilst we were staying nearby. Re-iterate comments from others re parking, which is totally inadequate, and to alert others to the fact that parking is not allowed on the road. There are 'clearway' signs on the road, so from a legal point of view parking is not allowed but there are no 'no parking' signs. However having clear no parking signs would mean that Wiltshire Council wouldn't be able to turn up and issue 40 or so tickets in one go at £35 a pop - probably 2 or 3 times a week. A nice little earner.

The lake itself is nice, but no public conveniences. There are facilities for patrons of the cafe which incidentally does some very nice smoothies.

I would give three or four stars (unsure why anyone would rate this a five star attraction - it's a nice enough place but at the end of the day it's a lake with some walks and woodland, not Yosemite National park), but the obvious use of the lack of parking as a cash cow for the council - they would stick up proper no parking signs if they were sincere in wanting to stop parking - leaves a sour taste that makes me drop some stars. The attitude hardly says 'Visit Wiltshire'.

Date of experience: August 2020
5  Thank O2845ALashleyw
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